Tabor House opened in September 2017 and is Birmingham’s only permanent night shelter for people experiencing tough times on the streets.
Launched by iShelter, the project provides a safe and welcoming environment for guests, with evening meals, breakfasts, showers and laundry included in their stay.
Guests are referred to Tabor House, having been identified and referred by our partner agencies, which include Let’s Feed Brum, SIFA Fireside, and the Roughsleepers team at Midland Heart.
Once at Tabor House, a review is conducted to better understand the challenges of moving our guests into a more permanent living situation. They are supported by a trained Volunteer Mentor, who will continue to see them on a weekly basis for at least three months even after they’ve left Tabor House.
At Tabor House, we are committed to do everything that we can to enable each of our guests to take control of their lives and take steps towards securing independent living accommodation and employment.
To do this, Tabor House is the only night shelter in the country to take a strength-based approach. This means that our mentors and volunteers will be seeking to find our guests’ personal skills and passions, and empower them to make positive steps in their lives.
Our Volunteer Mentors and Shift Leaders have been trained by national homelessness charity, the Mayday Trust, to use this innovative approach.